Upgrading to Ubuntu 6.06

The “To do the upgrade, edit your /etc/apt/sources.list, …”-game is over. Finally!

Michael Vogt worked very hard to make upgrading to a new release the overall pleasurable experience that Ubuntu in general is. Let’s have a look how it works.

1. Run gksu "update-manager -d" and type in your password afterwards.

2. Find out there’s a new Ubuntu release to upgrade to – click the “Upgrade” button!

3. Read the release notes and find out about all the shiny new stuff that the Ubuntu developers worked so hard on.

4. Watch the dist-upgrader do its calculations.

5. See what it presents you with.
The fancy thing about Michael’s tool is: it will resolve conflicts on its own, respect your choices about software and make sure you benefit of all the transitions that happened behind the scenes.

6. Watch the upgrade happen, do the dishes in the meantime, go shopping, etc.
Note: the planning of your activities is depending on the speed of your network connection. :-p

7. Let it remove the cruft.

8. Watch the clean up happen.

9. Restart your system.

Thank you Michael for working on this – it will make life much easier.

If you happen to be in Paris – be sure to get him a beer. 🙂

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  • redrazor you need to upggrade the update-manager to latest ver for this to wor..

  • martin

    Upgrade didnt work.
    I got a “could not open file” and a 404 Not Found [IP: 80] when downloading file #62.

  • It doesn’t work in my computer. I got an error message:


    Failed to run update-manager as user root:
    Child terminated with 1 statu
    [ close ]

    Any help will be appreciated.

  • Ben

    I don’t get further than to: Run gksu “update-manager -d”

    My Password doesn’t work

    The password I enter is the only password that I used when installing 5.10 and the one I log in with every day doesn’t work.

    When I use open Update Manager from the System>Administration menu and click Reload I’m told that my system is up-to-date! even though I haven’t updated anything.

  • Luis

    The command gksu “update-manager -d” gives me the same error.

    In a console window i use
    sudo update-manager -d
    and works fine. Puts the same message that the system is up-to-date!, but bellow that message i saw another who says that i can update de distribution, and a buttom to do it. And is working till now…

  • zg

    doesn’t work… don’t know why… :((

  • Bernard G Hill

    Trying to upgrade dapper to edgy as above but fails because links to http://packages.freecontrib.org/plf/dists/dapper/free/binary-i386/Packages.gz and a similar link to /non-free/ give a 404.
    How do I remove these links so that the upgrade can proceed? Help very much appreciated. My internet connexion is OK.

  • Bernard G Hill

    I have found the solution to my problem. I have commented out the line which calls these links from the /etc/apt/sources. The upgrade now proceeds but will do it when I have more time.

    I hope that this solution may help others with similar problems.

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  • Babbz

    worked like a charm!!!!
    couldnt ask for better.

  • Matthew Johnson

    I see lots of praise for this website, and it does deserve the praise. However, following these steps didn’t work for me either (I see it didn’t work for a couple people).

    In my case, it failed to offer the ability to update, and I cannot even get it to get a more uptodate upgrade/update manager.

    All this grief started by installing 5.10 from the CD in the Apress book on Ubuntu, and trying to upgrade to 6.06.

    Finally, why the “-d”? From other comments in this blog, it sounds like that should be necessary only for development builds, not for oficial releases. And the Sticky threads in “installation and Upgrade” (in the Ubuntu Forum) all agree it should be “-c”, not “-d”.

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